SMPTE Workshop - Next Generation OTT : taking advantages of cloud

Nov 03, 2016

Mediatech (International) Limited was proud to be the sponsor for the SMPTE Workshop, held on November 03, 2016 at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI).

This workshop was one of the events organized to celebrate the SMPTE Hong Kong Section 22nd Anniversary. Topics on "OTT trends" and "cloud to fog & large-scale internet video broadcasting" were discussed at the workshop.

Mr. Mark Cousins, Manager of Professional Services (Asia Pacific) from Elemental Technologies Inc., shared their vision of OTT development and how to improve efficiency of OTT services via software-based video processing. Mr. Cousins also demonstrated how the solutions of the AWS services allow customers to be more capable in defining and configuring workflows in the cloud.

Dr. Gary SH Chan, Professor (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) from HKUST, presented the topic regarding cloud to fog and large scale internet video broadcasting. Fog streaming was proposed where streams were shared locally in smart devices rather than obtained from the cloud. Fog devices could be any end devices. They could provide computing, storage and network connectivity to form a new media sharing group instead of traditional clouding networks and services.

At the end of workshop, Mr. Lam Kwok-luen, SMPTE Asia Pacific Governor, presented souvenirs to the honorable speakers. The left section of the top right photo shows Mr. Lam (left) presenting a souvenir to Mr. Cousins (right). The right section shows Mr. Lam (left) presenting a souvenir to Dr. Chan (right).